One good bit of personal news--got through to my sister on her cell phone, and she says that she and my mom are both ok. Neither house had any structural damage, nor is there any flooding (they're both just outside of town, and just south of Hwy 90).
Otherwise, you've probably seen this, but if you haven't, yet another great moment re: the leadership thing.
Local television switched over to college football (priorities, I guess), so I caught up with the antiwar rally on C-Span. I hope Team Bush decides our Gulf is more important than the Persian one.